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iran said its elite republican guard has captured a u.s. spy drone over its airspace, showing it off on television. the u.s. navy denies it. martha raddatz has the latest on the tit for tat. december heat wave. record-breaking temperatures, now sending the eastern half of the country back to the beach, as a brand-new storm is on track to wallop the west with heavy rain. areas already flooded this week, right in its path. and caught on tape. the astonishing video from a routine traffic stop. watch this shocking surprise for police, as they surround a suspicious vehicle, revealing a young kidnap victim taken from his job. how did police find him just in the nick of time? and little rain out in times square.
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good morning, everyone. hi to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas right here. and there is lara, standing by in london with all the latest on the big baby news. we have a lot to go to on that. also at home, new developments in the tax showdown in washington. a deal has to get done by january 1st or everyone's taxes will go up. we'll talk about what it will take to get negotiations back on track. >> republicans had their proposal yesterday. we'll see what the reaction is. also, take a look at this video. is this the real-life grinch who stole christmas. the man caught on camera stealing christmas decorations. letting the air out of the whole thing. we'll get more on that in just a moment. also, jessica biel here live. what's life like right now being married to justin timberlake. also, a new movie, on the way, "playing for keeps." so much to talk to her about today. >> that is coming up. let's go to lara, live, all morning long, at buckingham palace with the latest details on the royal baby. good morning, lara.
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>> good morning, george. what a joy to be here on this day of celebration here in england. folks cheering and giving a thumbs-up as they pass. buckingham palace behind me. and the papers shouting out the great news. there's the picture on "the times." "we're expecting." and i love this one. "kate expectations." but there is also a sense of concern for kate and the royal heir. just moments ago, prince william arrived back at the hospital to visit his pregnant wife, kate. the newly announced mother-to-be is being treated for a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum. the duchess needed to be hospitalized. the duchess needs to be hospitalized. william and kate were spending the weekend with her parents in buckle berry, when she took ill. the prince, along with their personal security team, drove
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his wife reportedly in his range rover, 50 miles to this london hospital. where she was placed on an i.v. drip. rumors started swirling last fall, when kate passed on an offering of peanut paste. then in september when she toasted with water. but speculation went into superdrive last week when the couple was visiting cambridge. a smiling prince accepted a baby onesie, printed with the words "daddy's little co-pilot." two days later, kate appeared in high spirits while visiting her old prep school. even taking to the field hockey field in her high-heeled boots. >> we hope for a happy family ourselves. >> reporter: the couple who got engaged in 2010 have always been open about their desire to start a family. >> i think we'll take it one step at a time. we'll get over the marriage thing first. and then, look at the kids. but obviously, we want a family. so, we'll have to start thinking about that. >> reporter: almost immediately after they wed, the world was on royal baby watch. something the prince spoke to katie couric about in may. >> it is quite strange reading about it. but i try not to let it bother
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me. i'm very keen on having a family. both catherine and i would like to have a family in the future. >> is there anything you want to tell me about that? >> you won't get anything out of me. tight-lipped. >> well-wishes from around the world have been pouring in and burning up the twitter-verse. maria shriver piped in, saying wonderful news. kate has hyperemesis. i had that with my last child as well. not fun at all. and lama hasan is here in london, outside the hospital where kate is being treated with more on that. lama? >> reporter: good morning to you, lara. just moments ago, we saw prince william dash into the hospital behind me, to visit his wife, kate, who is being treated by the queen's former doctor. the palace confirms to abc news, that kate will need to remain here for several days. and then she will require a period of rest.
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now, kate did have at least three events scheduled this week. she won't be able to attend any of those. and her diary has been cleared for the immediate future. lara? >> thank you so much, lama hasan. and joining me right now is royal watcher, ingrid seward. thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> it's a pleasure. >> i want to talk to you about the scramble yesterday. reports this morning saying that the couple was not planning on celebrating the news and sharing it until christmas. so, how did it all happen yesterday? >> well, they didn't want to let it out. because she's probably about the ten-week mark. they knew when kate was seen going into the hospital, or someone would say something, that it would be out of their hands. and the media would have control of the announcement. and they wanted to have control of the announcement. so they quickly told the queen, prince charles, prince harry. and then, they made the announcement at 4:00 yesterday. >> and they seemed to get control of the situation. a situation that people have
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been speculating about, seemingly, since their wedding day. i wonder, the day when we saw kate in september cheersing with the water, was that the first real clue this might be real? >> i don't know if she knew she was pregnant then. but it's possible. it's quite possible. certainly, she was cheersing with water after that. but let's say it was there. september, october, around that time. >> what a day of celebration here. people cheering. people so excited. what does this mean for the hierarchy, this child and where they are in line for the throne? >> well, prince harry has to take a backseat. he's got to go down one. so there you got the queen as the queen. got her heir, prince charles, number two. you've got prince william as -- i'm sorry, i always get this wrong. queen, prince charles, prince william, and then prince william's child. i can't add up. >> and there is speculation that h.g., this extreme nausea she is
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suffering, is a condition that many suffer when they're carrying twins. if that were to be the case, what would that do of the succession? >> well, it would really be a case of which child appeared first. and it makes no difference now with this new law. it hasn't been passed yet. but they're going to rush it through. whatever the first born is, whether it's male or female, the first born will be in line for the throne. it's that simple. >> it's very exciting news, indeed. and all of our thoughts and prayers are with kate. >> now, i'm absolutely -- now, diana, funny enough, paved the way with this morning sickness. she had terrible morning sickness. the royal family had never heard of it. and she was saying once again, diana's there, paving the way for kate. >> yes. ingrid, we thank you so much. we'll have more to come from here in london. elizabeth? >> lara, thank you so much. let's find out more about this condition called hyperemesis, that kate has been hospitalized with. abc news senior medical
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contributor dr. jennifer ashton is an obgyn. you've treated lots of expectant moms. people are causing this extreme nausea and morning sickness. this really isn't. it's in a whole different league. >> absolutely correct, elizabeth. this is morning sickness like a tornado is a little wind. this is intractable throwing up, nonstop. you can't hold any fluids or food down. and in some cases, like we're seeing here, hospitalization is required. this is potentially a very serious situation for the mother. most of the risks at this point in pregnancy, because it's so early, all really fall to the mom. you're talking about potential for dehydration, electrolyte abnormalities. things like potassium and sodium. and in some cases, malnutrition. >> i know a handful of women, one of them our own sharyn alfonsi, who suffered from this. if she's been hospitalized, what does it tell you? obviously, the bland diet and plenty of fluids hasn't worked?
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>> right. so we go through a number of treatments. early on, we start with modifying the diet. small, frequent meals. ginger tea, or low doses of vitamin b-6. even acupressure can be helpful. if that doesn't work, then we see hospitalization with i.v. fluids. in severe or worse cases, anti-nausea pills. medications that work in the brain and the stomach. and in some cases, a semipermanent feeding tube. it is very, very serious. >> if she's been hospitalized this early in the pregnancy, that means there's a greater chance she'll be hospitalized again. >> off times, we see people coming back again. >> we've heard this could be an indication of there might be twins or possibly a girl. >> these are the associations we see in obstetrics all the time. more common with multiples. we'll have to stay tuned. >> then, we have the problem which twin is born first? >> and might be exciting. >> dr. jennifer ashton, thank you very much.
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let's go to josh for the latest on the other developing stories. >> all right, elizabeth. we're going to begin with the breaking news. iran breaking overnight, it captured a u.s. spy drone over the persian gulf. but this morning, u.s. officials are denying it. abc's martha raddatz is tracking all of the developments as they come in by the hour. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, josh. this is a stark reminder this morning of the volatile relationship with we have with iran. iran is broadcasting images of what looks like a scan eagle drone. these are, indeed, the kind of drones that the u.s. navy frequently uses in the persian gulf. abc news saw them launched off a ship recently in the gulf. they're small, about ten feet wide and unarmed. but the navy says adamantly they are not missing any u.s. drones currently operating in the gulf. although, they have lost them in the water in the past. the iranians could have found one of those or could have found one from another country. important to note, that even if the iranians have one, the scan eagle is nothing like the cia stealth drone that crashed in
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iran last year around this time. that, josh, was a huge loss of secret technology. but the tensions do remain with iran. >> martha raddatz, there in washington. thank you for that. now, to the other crisis capturing the world's attention. new concerns that syria may be preparing to use chemical weapons against rebels, trying to overthrow the country's government. today, neighboring turkey, is asking nato for patriot missiles to defend itself as a precaution. president obama has warned syria the u.s. will respond if chemical weapons are employed. back in this country, federal health officials say the flu season is already here. it's the earliest start in nearly a decade. and take a look at this map. widespread flu already being reported from tennessee into the deep south, texas, missouri and georgia not far behind. this year's strain could be dangerous for children and the elderly. doctors' advice here, get your
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flu shots. meanwhile here in new york, police trying to find the man in this subway surveillance video, arguing with another man in the middle of the day. seconds later, he pushed that man into the path of an oncoming train. the man was killed. police are checking other video, hoping to find a clear image of the killer. no word on what the two were arguing about. and finally, some quick thinking here saves the lives of these two young girls waiting for their mother outside a store. that awning above them collapses. but the girl, able to drag her sister out of the way, at the last moment. a passing truck had clipped that awning, knocking it down. thankfully, neither girl was hurt. >> wow. they look little. >> very young. >> all right. >> that was fast. let's go to washington, now, for the latest on the fiscal cliff. just 28 days until everyone's taxes are set to go up. house republicans have now sent the white house their own plan for getting america's finances under control. but both sides still far apart. abc's jake tapper is covering
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this from the white house. jake, the white house downplayed this new offer but will it be enough to jump-start negotiations? >> reporter: i don't think so, george. the white house advisers describe the proposal that republicans offered yesterday, as a step backward in terms of negotiations. what the outlying house republican states is $2.2 trillion in deficit reduction. that includes 1.2 trillion in spending cuts. $800 billion in new revenue. optimistic projections. and $200 billion in other measures, such as adjusting the consumer price index. but house republicans say if the president doesn't like this, it's incumbent upon him to offer a plan that can make it through the house and the senate. >> the white house says they want to see the republicans first say that tax rates are going to go up. is there any prospect of a face-to-face meeting between the president and house speaker john boehner in the coming days? and how are they getting along these days? >> reporter: it's unclear how well they're getting along.
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but speaker boehner did come to the white house for the party at the white house. for the annual congressional party for christmas. but this year, speaker boehner did not pose for a photograph with president obama. that raised some eyebrows certainly. it doesn't seem the two are getting along very well. but at some point, president obama will have to come into the negotiations and get involved himself. >> that meeting is not set yet. jake tapper, thanks very much. george, now, to the potentially lethal carbon monoxide leak at an atlanta elementary school. >> hubie: 50 teachers and students were sent to the hospital monday. firefighters discovered the unsafe conditions. and now, parents are asking, why the school reportedly had no carbon monoxide detectors located inside. steve osunsami has the story. >> reporter: it was a shocking scene, played out on live television. >> i saw kids passing out. i saw them shivering. i saw some kids just moving around like they were dizzy.
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>> reporter: dozens of children at this atlanta grade school monday, falling out from high levels of carbon monoxide poisoning. needs gas masks to breathe. being wheeled out on stretchers. >> fainting, dizziness, headache and nausea were the four symptoms. >> reporter: firefighters were carrying sick children. >> there's kids laying on the floor. at least three. and the teacher are saying, this town needs help. >> reporter: 500 children were forced to leave the building. at least 43 sent to hospitals. angry parents stormed the school, desperate to find their kids. >> you transported them without our permission. and you won't give them to us? you're out of your mind. >> reporter: luckily, no one was seriously hurt. and investigators traced the problem to a leaky valve on the school's furnace. this morning, that has parents asking, why aren't there carbon monoxide detectors in school buildings? >> if you have to have them in the home, they should have them in the schools. >> reporter: maryland and connecticut are the only two states that require carbon
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monoxide detectors in schools. and maryland only requires them in new schools. in texas, they have to be installed in certain day-care centers. and only 25 states require them in residential buildings. the boiler at the atlanta grade school was last checked a year ago, which isn't making parents feel any better. for "good morning america," steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> this is leading to a move lots of schools are examining the question of whether they need to be installing these. >> real wake-up call there. switch gears now. play some music right here. ♪ you're a mean one, mr. grinch ♪ that is because a man was indicating on tape stealing christmas decorations from front lawns. abc's rob nelson has the story. >> reporter: judging from this surveillance video, this grinch not only stole christmas, he let the air out of it. >> we headed out for work, we noticed that the inflatables were missing. >> reporter: san antonio police say this man stole an inflatable sled and snowman from a front yard as surveillance cameras rolled. watch as his car slows down as
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he cases the lawn. a few minutes later, the brazen thief creeps into the yard, grabbing the deflated decorations. but those goodies apparently weren't enough. soon, he's back, taking a blow-up train set and even santa. >> he ran across the street to the other neighbors' house, taking their inflatable. and ran back to his car. her snowman was also missing. >> reporter: it's not the first holiday heist caught on tape. watch as this woman takes off with christmas trees from an annual boy scout sale near st. louis. the scouts say the same woman has been undecking their lot and hauling off trees for years. >> that looks like the same lady. there's no doubt, it's like holy cow. how can that be? >> reporter: back in san antonio, this mother says she hopes someone will recognize this christmas cook and deflate his santa-stealing spree. >> this isn't be left like that. other people need to be aware that this guy is out there. >> reporter: for "good morning america," rob nelson, abc news, new york. >> the question, what is he going to do with it?
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>> i know, what a jerk. >> that's not nice. >> that's really wrong. >> it really isn't. >> what a jerk. sam, lots of weather. a lot of warm weather here. >> in some places, your inflatable santa could be next to the inflatable pool. i mean, we've seen the warmest temperatures in 30 years in chicago yesterday. we'll show you pictures of folks running around the chicago area in their shorts. shopping without shirts. midway, 72, the all-time december record. madison, wisconsin, 64. des moines, 69. those are three never-been-warmer-before december temperatures recorded yesterday. and we have all of this heat, spreading a little bit towards the east. just look at the past week. the 400 record high temperatures that have been all across the country. this has been a big story. and it continues to be today. even though there's scattered showers in new york city this morning, you'll get up to 61 and even warmer in new york. 73 in washington, d.c. 70 in atlanta. there could be records in dallas. in houston. and also looking at austin. atlanta could be near a record today, as well.
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so big heat, and we'll talk about the rest of america's weather when we come back in the next half hour.
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d and coming up, just in time. the astonishing moment caught on tape when were police surround a suspicious car. finding a young kidnap victim inside. also ahead, a bizarre twist in that florida lottery murder trial. how the defendant tried to convince the victim's family he was still alive. and more from london. lara spencer and mom-to-be, kate middleton. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind.
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good morning i'm eric thomas. we are following developing news out of sonoma county. crews on the scene of a major house fire a large home on stagler lane in petaluma it was fully engulfed when crews got there. they got the call shortly after 3:30 this morning. the fire burned almost two hours. it appears everyone got out safely and the sheriff's department is on the scene. >> sue has been following your morning commute. an accident off of lucas valley road originally reported on the freeway 101 southbound in terra linda, update, it is not affecting freeway lanes. stall treasure island westbound bay bridge back up beyond the overcrossing. powell street and high cable cars still experiencing
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watch this video closely. routine traffic stop, turned into a dramatic rescue. look at that. a young man kidnapped, put into the trunk of his own car. the police were finally able to track him down. we're going to tell you how. >> he just kind of hopped out. that's the most amazing thing. >> just incredible.
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elizabeth vargas here. hi to robin at home recovering today. we're also going to have the latest twist in that lottery murder trial in florida. the defendant has an escort after the jury felt threatened outside of the court. and did she really try to convince the victim's mother that he was still alive? and also look at this. a live picture at the king edward vii hospital. kate middleton inside, right now. mom-to-be. and lara is there in london, with the very latest this morning. good morning to you, lara. >> good morning to you, josh, from outside buckingham palace. and williams' mother, princess diana, really did set a new standard when it came to raising a future heir. so, what has kate learned from her? we're going to look at that, just ahead. elizabeth? >> all right, lara. thank you so much. first, let's get right to that incredible police dash cam
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video out of texas. it began as a routine traffic stop until the officers heard a scream from inside the car's trunk. the arrest, the rescue, all of it caught on tape. and abc's john muller has the entire story. >> reporter: this police dash cam video, capturing a routine traffic stop, that's about to become anything but routine. what cops don't know yet, there's a man tied up in that trunk, fearing for his life. that man, 22-year-old shawn bloomer, seen here in his twitter picture. police say these three kidnapped blomer from his job in august. he was beaten and stuffed inside his own car trunk after their car broke down. cops say the suspects were looking to buy drugs. the whole time, blomer still in that trunk, at times, passing out. incredibly, he came to just in time to see flashing lights
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outside a crack in a broken taillight. >> i heard a voice. and i could tell from, you know, from his inflection, that he was an officer. he came back and asked about insurance. and that's when i started kicking and punching on the hood, yelling. >> reporter: and now, the payoff. backup units arrive. and guns are drawn. cops pull the suspects out of the car. then, it's to the trunk, guns still drawn. not sure if it's friend or foe inside. >> the trunk was popped. exposed my hands like the officers asked me to do. and then, there was probably eight or ten cop cars there at that point. >> reporter: blomer is safe. the nightmare is over. he got to thank the officers who may have saved his life at a ceremony honoring their quick thinking. >> there's not really a lot i can say, except for thank you. but it means a lot more than that. >> reporter: and the three suspects? they are behind bars this morning, charged with kidnapping and theft. for "good morning america," john muller, abc news, new york.
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>> what a nightmare. >> so glad he turned out okay. we're going to turn to the latest in the florida lottery murder trial. new protections ordered for the jury. and new testimony about how dee dee moore swindled the lottery winner before murdering him. linsey davis has the details. >> reporter: it's like something out of "csi," george. dee dee moore try wrote a letter she killed. the man who supposedly wrote this letter was not just dead. he was also illiterate. for the first time, when the jury walks into trial for the dee dee moore murder trial, they'll have an escort. this after they said that one of the witnesses and several of the friends and family of the murder victim were staring at them and made them feel uncomfortable when outside the courtroom. >> does it affect your ability to be fair and impartial in this case? >> no. i just want to feel safe.
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>> reporter: on monday, they looked at rambling two-page letter, that police detective smith said that moore forged in an effort to convince his mother he was still alive. >> she had a brand-new laptop set up, and a printer. she had a rubber type glove on. and a scarf thing over her head. >> what did that conceal? >> that was supposed to conceal her hair. >> reporter: greg smith testified he was informing police of his interactions with moore, as he was to help her create the illusion he was still alive. smith read the letter in court. >> don't worry about dee. there's too many people that know i left. i gave her enough money. she would not take anything from me unless i agreed. >> reporter: shortly after the letter was written, shakespeare's body was found buried under a slab of concrete in moore's backyard. during testimony, jurors listened to hours of recording
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where moore admitted to smith, she was afraid of being arrested. >> if they do arrest you, you're going to get a bond. and i will -- >> can it be outrageous? how big was o.j. simpson's? >> the bond is only like $300. i have somebody that can get you out of there. >> reporter: with regard to the staredown, none of the jurors have been excused by the judge. court continues today. and dee dee moore maintains she is an innocent woman. sam, what have you got today? >> i don't know if i can top that. another storm system that's moving into the west, after it seems like they got one, dry break. look at the rain that's sweeping in with the next two systems. basically, one lays out in central california. another one moves up in northern canada. the idea is that in the yellow zone, three to five additional inches of rain. this is northern california, through oregon. the flooding, the roads eroding away. the rock slides.
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the tree slides, the power outages. they get another day like that. and look at where we're lining up thunderstorms today. this is very good news. we're just looking at the drought report this morning. and anywhere from the plains along the general mississippi river valley, it is extremely, incredibly dry. big part of this country is in drought. and this rain can help just a little bit. so, some soaking showers in all that area where the heat has just been sitting. and you look towards the east, we're getting the record temper >> all that weather was brought to you by oral b. josh, elizabeth, george, sam? >> josh. george. sam. coming up, royal
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♪ baby love my baby love ♪ back, now, at 7:41. live from london, outside buckingham palace. and this morning, we remember princess diana, pregnant just four months after she and charles got married. and she tried to give her sons as normal an upbringing as possible. and in doing so, she has become quite the role model for kate. if kate has any doubt how to embrace motherhood in the coming months, she should look no further than the example set for her by prince william's mother. princess diana set the gold standard. >> diana lavished her boys with
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affection. and she was truly a loving parent. in many ways broke the mold of traditional royal parenthood. >> reporter: kate will be 31 when she gives birth. diana was only 20 when she announced she was pregnant with william. the announcement came in november of 1981, just over three months after diana wed prince charles, in a wedding watched by the world. the press had begun to speculate that diana was pregnant weeks before the announcement. notab notably, when she fell asleep sitting up, at a formal function. when it came to fashion, diana was the master, even while pregnant. donning pieces that were fashion-forward for the 1980s. and when it came to royal duty, diana showed she was ready to perform, pregnant or not. but while diana was thrilled to birth a royal, she would do it in a decidedly modern way. >> prince william was the first
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royal baby to be born in a hospital. >> reporter: diana reportedly labored for 16 hours in london's st. mary's hospital. and followed a natural childbirth plan, which included sucking on ice, with prince charles by her side. word of william's birth was spread via a paper announcement attached to the gates of buckingham palace. from the beginning, diana insisted on keeping her infant son by her side. >> prince william was the first royal baby that was brought along on a royal trip. she insisted she would be bringing him. she would not leave him behind. part of the reason for that was she was breast-feeding, also very much unheard of amongst the royal family. >> reporter: two years later, when she gave birth to harry, her mothering style continued. she regularly played educational games with the boys in her nursery. and was actively involved in drop-offs and pickups at a day school in london.
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>> that was not okay with diana. >> reporter: in later years, william and harry would call diana, quite simply, the best mother in the world. those are some big maternal shoes to fill. but royal watchers predict kate is up to the challenge. >> i think william and kate's parenting styles may be similar to what diana did. and i think william and kate are going to follow that model, to do everything they can to ensure as normal a childhood as possible. but at the same time, educating their child for the future roles. >> i know it's a little early. but names are already being floated out there. and they may not surprise you. for a girl, we're hearing elizabeth. and for boys, charles or edward. and, yes. british bookies are in on the act. 6-1 odds that the royal baby is a redhead. josh? >> i'll take those odds. we'll be right back with you. and ahead here, gold
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we're live in london with more on kate middleton and the royal heir, coming up. good morning i'm eric thomas. san francisco city hall could be filled with nude people again today when the board of
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] he's not only coming to town. he's coming to times square right now. let's see santa claus in times square. amid all those bubbles. there he is.
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coming in on the rickshaw, right there. good morning, santa. >> oh. good to see you. >> you know why he's here? he's here to start "gma" rocks the holidays, right here. >> always. >> yeah. >> what's that? >> there's a gazillion bubbles. it's really nice for the snow effect. >> we're going to have bubbles every day until christmas. >> uh-oh. all looking forward to helping robin decorate her tree at home. great to have elizabeth vargas here today. >> it's great to be here. and lara is in london, with all of the latest of the royal baby on the way. mother-to-be is the biggest role yet for kate middleton. we're going to hear about that sickness that put kate in the
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hospital. it's quite serious. it sounds like a miserable experience. as lara said earlier, bookmakers are taking bets on whether the baby will be a boy or a girl. have red hair or brown hair. the baby weight and length and name, as well. >> we have seventh more months of this to go. >> exactly. >> yipee. we have some other news here. including can cutting coupons actually lead to hoarding or an unhealthy diet? ahead, we're going to hear from an extreme couponer who said she was addicted. she finally quit. stopped saving money. >> i guess you can get out of control with just about anything. this is her story about that. i'll tell you who is here, the lovely, by the way, jessica biel, is here, live. we have the inside scoop. by the way, she doesn't just have one new movie out on friday. two movies out. she just got married. we're going to -- some guy you may have -- >> what's his name?
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>> justin -- a musical guy. >> dancer? actor? >> we're going to catch up with jessica. and she is so much to talk about. >> this movie is great. it's "playing for keeps" with gerard butler. we're going to begin with the bold claim made by iran. iranians saying they captured an unmanned u.s. spy drone over the persian gulf, showing it off on television today, claiming that the drone violated its airspace. but the u.s. officials insist no drones are missing. perhaps it could be one that crashed weeks ago. either way, it's considered far less than a security threat than last year's crash of a more advanced cia drone. and the white house is rejecting a new offer from the republicans to avoid that so-called fiscal cliff at year's end. it would raise the eligibility for medicare lower. but the plan would keep all bush-era tax cuts in place,
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including those for the wealthy. the president says that is a deal-breaker. and the editor in chief at "vogue" magazine could become a top debit. bloomberg reporting that president obama may nominate anna wintour, as the next ambassador to either britain or france. she was among the president's top campaign fund-raisers. and this morning, a powerful teachers union is trying to raise the bar for teachers, calling for a tough, certification test, not unlike the bar exam for lawyers. the federation of teachers want to maintain a 3.0 grade point average and have ten hours of field experience. sound like good ideas. the flu season has arrived already. the earliest in nearly a decade. officials are warning the primary strain making the rounds right now is more severe than others, especially for the elderly. finally, a reminder. never a good idea to show off.
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a man who writes for a motorcycle magazine in france, test driving a snazzy new yamaha, along the waterfront. we all know -- oh. >> what? >> how did it happen? he took a right, elizabeth. >> he bumped -- looks like he bumped into something. and what bad luck to fall into a boat? >> very bad luck. i assure you, as i do in cases like this, no one was hurt. pride, though, that's another story. >> that wounded ego. >> it was in france. let's get to lara in london. >> good morning. miss you all. happy to be here in beautiful london. what a great occasion. i think it's only right that we do a little "pop news." we begin with jennifer aniston.
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she is due to marry the equally adorable justin theaurx. they held a party at their home. demi moore, ellen degeneres, portia de rossi. no word on the wedding date. but we're guessing that the list will include hollywood royalty. in other "pop news," do not mess with nick lachey, when it comes to the cincinnati bengals. he loves his team. but this weekend, his passion may have gotten the best of him. after having, well, let's say some words with a die-hard chargers fan at the game, nick was escorted from the stadium. he later tweeted, for the record, i was not kicked out of the chargers game for excessive
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trash-talking. that honor belongs to the guy in front of me. he wrote, aside from a new exceptions, probably the guy in front of him, he had a great time hanging with chargers fans all afternoon. arguably, some of the nicest fans around. it probably helped that the bengals also won. also, from jolly london. could it be? you guys, i'm very excited. this is true. there's oscar buzz for "magic mike." >> please. >> lara's stuffing the ballot box. >> i only report the news. this is real. it's for a performance i think we can all call moving. a scene specifically featuring a cowboy hat and chaps. matthew has already -- matthew just picked up a best supporting actor win from the prestigious new york film critic circle. these awards are usually seen as predictors for the oscars.
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and, hello. he's nominated for an independent spirit award for the role as the strip club owner. all the shirtless days are finally paying off. >> he must be so proud, lara. >> lara spencer, campaign manager for matthew mcconaughey. >> no kidding. and publicist for "magic mike." >> thanks, lara. we'll be right back. >> i believe it's a good movie. >> indeed. >> we'll be back with lara in a moment. to our pop quiz now. which two superstars are reuniting on a blockbuster christmas album. hint. it's a giveaway. i'm not going to give it away. i'm not going to give you the hint. you're already hearing the giveaway, right? the answer, just ahead. until then, however, sam, out there, outside. how are the elements? >> oh, josh. this is how you know how much we love our audience in times
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square. it has been raining this morning. we have thrown bubbles at them all morning long. the signs, the texas girls. look at this. the signs are running. yours are clever. tell me your name. >> pat. >> and it's like becoming a part. your name? >> loretta. >> look at that. a gorgeous sign. all of the ink starts to run. you're from? >> alaska. >> i love you guys. thanks for standing with us. let's get to the boards. here's one or two things we like to highlight every day. how about a look at foggy new york city. you can see the moisture in the air this morning. all of the warm temperatures this time of year. and typically, it leads to fog when you get to temperatures this far above normal. here comes the front. it does drop temperatures a little bit. dallas, you were 80s yesterday. you're 70 today. it is a shift in the temperatures. in closer to normal air in the next coming days. new york city gets to 43 by
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thursday. washington, d.c., in the 40s, as well. today will be gorgeous. that's the forecast, anyway. when we get rid of this fog and it's almost like audience torture here, in the poinsettia patch of broadway farms. let's look at what's ahead on our morning menu. a royal baby on the way. how ready is kate middleton to
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be a mother? lara's in london to discuss it all. also, could cutting coupons be bad for your health? confessions of an ex-couponaholic. and jessica biel on her new films and marrying justin timberla timberlake. all coming up here on "good morning america," live in times square.
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where just one touch creates the perfect coffee. where every cappuccino and latte is only made with fresh milk. and where the staff is exceptionally friendly. ♪ nespresso. what else? ♪ you're the one that i want now, to the answer to our pop quiz. which two superstars are reuniting on a blockbuster christmas album? that song is a hint. yes, it is. john travolta and olivia newton-john. and here it is. exclusive sneak peek for a brand-new music video. and joining us here in times square on "good morning america," in about a week or so. >> they look fantastic.
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>> yes, they do. >> i know every song. >> we're going to let you sing every word. ♪ you're the one that i want >> trio. >> thank you. >> a woman of many talents. speaking of, lara, live in london. oh, lara? >> hello, gang. that is great news about olivia and john. and great news here, where the big headline is, of course, that the royal baby's on the way. prince william and kate, gearing up for their biggest roles yet. so, what kind of mom will kate be? abc's bianna golodryga has the story. >> reporter: for years, she's dazzled us with that gorgeous hair. that winning smile. now, kate is preparing to wow us in the role of a lifetime, mother. it's something she first talked about on the day her engagement to prince william was announced. >> family's very important to you? >> yeah. it's very important to me. and, you know, i -- i hope will
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and i have a happy family ourselves. >> reporter: kate, say royal watchers, is considered to be a terrific mom. consider the evidence. she has been a family-oriented young woman. >> she is going to want to emulate the childhood she had. her mother worked from home. picked her up from school. very present in her life. >> reporter: further evidence she's ready for this role, is the domestic side, which has shown on trips to the grocery store, and in the presence of a new, royal puppy. >> one of the ways william and kate aren't that different from your average couple, is the fact they got a puppy. when you think of having children, you start with something more manageable. >> reporter: and royal watchers say kate loves children. she showed that on her wedding day, enjoying her young attendants. and in recent months, happily spending time with children during royal engagements. she has been flexing some
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nestmaking muscle. overseeing the plans at kensington palace. and the gardens is said to be an ideal place to raise a family. motherhood is a daunting prospect for any young woman. but if anyone's ready, say royal watchers, it's kate. for "good morning america," bianna golodryga, abc news, new york. >> thank you, bianna. more, now. we have at buckingham palace, royal historian and author of "the queen: a life in brief," robert lacey. thank you for being with us. >> thank you, lara. >> let's talk about the timing of this royal heir. >> we thought we should be here a year ago. the tradition is, they knock them out quickly. the queen and diana had their first child within a year. we wondered why they were waiting. now, it's clear. they didn't want to upstage the queen's jubilee. there were things that kate had to do this year, like go on tour and take malaria tablets, which wouldn't have worked. and as we saw, they have a new
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home, that's going to be ready for them in london, in april. that's key to the timing. >> we're so happy for them. and i hope the timing is correct. and as we've seen on the show earlier, princess diana, clearly, has made a huge impact, not only on william, but on kate. >> indeed. and william, of course, brought kate back into the picture in this kay. and going to kensington palace, they're going to be bringing up the new baby, where he was brought up. and i think in the same style. >> we might have a first with this baby? >> this is my prediction. you see, when charles was born, prince philip played squash at the palace. and when william was born, prince charles went off and played polo. i think we're going to see the first royal birth, where the father himself is present at the birth and sees the new child come into the world. >> a big occasion. and you have thoughts on names, robert? >> all of the betting shops are going mad.
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you can bet on camilla. you get 66-1 odds on that. much more than likely is elizabeth. also, francis, the name of the child's other grandmother. i think you can get odds on baby gaga, someone suggested. we are all having fun here. it's a great -- it's a time when even republicans, the anti-monarchists, are wishing the royal couple well. and they say, surely now is a time to give up the pomp and privilege, and make the child a truly ordinary child. >> what do we expect in the coming months? >> i think we will see an ordinary pregnancy. we see an open pregnancy. the sad details of what's happening to kate are not being hidden, as would have been the case in the past. and we're seeing the concern of a very modern husband, going to see her in hospital every day. >> a new day has dawned for the royal family.
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robert lacey, we thank you so much for your insight. now, we go back to elizabeth. >> thank you, lara. for more, now, on why kate is in the hospital. the duchess is dealing with hyperemphas hyperemesis, which is extreme morning sickness. sharyn alfonsi went through the same condition in both her pregnancies. >> reporter: not once, but twice. >> it sounds miserable. >> reporter: it's tough. people talk about morning sickness. you're sick in the morning, the afternoon, the night. morning sickness, you get sick in the morning a couple times. i was sick a dozen times a day. two dozen times a day at the worst. and you end up on an i.v. because you can't get the nutrients you need. you can't keep food down. it's scary. >> you actually fainted a couple times. >> reporter: i fainted a couple times. you can't eat. you try to eat and drink stuff. you can't keep anything down.
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even prenatal vitamins. you take a prenatal vitamin. you can't keep that down. and i kept thinking that down. if i would keep this down for a second, the baby will get what it needs. and ultimately, you end up on an i.v. >> at what stage in your pregnancy did it begin? >> reporter: i feel like two seconds after i got pregnant. i don't think that's correct. for me, it started about two months. and it lasted, with my son, until i was six or seven months. and with my daughter, even longer. >> oh, my goodness. george, you were telling me, ali had it. ali's began when she was six to eight weeks pregnant? >> right with ellie, our first daughter, the i.v., the same thing. the hospital, the whole thing. with harper, our second daughter, it wasn't quite as bad. but she tried everything. acupuncture, all kinds of treatments. nothing works. >> all of your well-meaning friends say, try sucking on a lemon. acupuncture. let them do it. >> you let them do it? >> i was willing to try it.
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now, i'm afraid of murphy's oil. i have an aversion to that. but none of that stuff worked. you know? and saying the saltines and ging ginger ale, it's a different level. >> we saw kate playing hockey a couple of days ago. i saw you working throughout your pregnancy. how do we see her video functioning normally and now, two days later, in the hospital? >> it can turn that quickly. i remember knowing where every trash can was, just in case. and she will probably have those eyes for her pregnancy. >> sharyn, thanks for the details. >> thank you, guys. we have a cautionary tale of an extreme couponer. one of those people that devote themselves to getting things for free. but we have the story of one couponer who says all of the savings were no bargain. >> reporter: they call themselves extreme couponers. frugal shoppers who clip and dumpster dive for savings.
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>> it was a high. >> reporter: meet chrissy, a former extreme couponer, who ditched the scissors after a three-year run. what was the straw that broke the camel's back? >> seven hours on black friday, going to cvs and walgreens. >> reporter: so, she kicked the habit cold turkey. any withdrawals? >> i'm okay now. i can walk past the drugstore without needing to go in. i think i've broken the addiction. >> reporter: and now, she's telling all. call it the confessions of an excouponaholic. confession number one. those freebies aren't so desirable and can lead to hoarding or stockpiling. confession number two. extreme couponing often leads to an unhealthy diet. >> you can't get fresh, organic produce. that stuff doesn't go on sale. >> reporter: confession number three. it is a time-consuming obsession.
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>> if you're going to spend five to ten hours a week doing something, get a part-time job. don't spend it doing extreme couponing. >> reporter: and she has tips to be, perhaps, a moderate couponer. tip number one, make your list and stick to it. >> the key is to use the coupons on stuff that you really would be buying anyway. >> reporter: tip number two. don't panic. most items go on sale every six weeks. and tip number three, you can save big bucks on items like toothpaste, laundry detergent and shampoos. i love lip gloss. >> you can't get a lot of lip gloss for free. >> reporter: maybe extreme couponing isn't for everyone. there may not be a couponers anonymous. but she is clean, sober and reformed. as for me -- this is the problem with extreme couponing. you buy things that maybe you want but don't need and don't look good on you. for "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york. >> we have more tips on our
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website, goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! josh? coming up here, the one, the only, jessica biel. live, talking about her two movies and marriage, also. gold medalist gabrielle douglas here live. why she almost quit months before her greatest moment. good morning i'm kristen sze. developing news out of sonoma county, crews investigating the cause of major house fire in a rural area of petaluma it was fully engulfed when crews got there they go the call
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after 3:30 this morning the fire burned almost two hours. everyone got out safely. the sheriff's department was also on the scene. >> let's check in with sue. novato south 101 earlier accident lucas valley road off-ramp, people getting off to skirt the slow traffic leaving novato through central san rafael. earlier accident north 101 at north first, gone, slow behind the scene. accident southbound 280 peninsula westboro, slow through pacifica. >> we'll check in with meteorologist mike nicco a
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♪ hark the herald angels sing glory to the newborn king ♪ wow. if that doesn't get you in the holiday spirit, nothing will. that's katherine jenkins. we're going to hear more from you this morning. that is great, isn't it? >> i'm in the mood, now, for christmas. >> you have to wait for lara. she's out in front of buckingham palace this morning. been there all morning long. great to hear all of the reports from london this morning. we have plenty of star power in our studio this morning. we have jessica biel, starring in not one, but two movies. she's going to tell us all about both of them opening on friday. she also is a newlywed. we'll talk about married life, as well. that's she and her hubby. a very talented guy named
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justin. >> gorgeous lady. it's amazing to stand this close to katherine. when you hear that sound, it actually comes out of a person. you think it's like manufactured or something. but your voice is so incredibly beautiful. unbelievable. there's more of that to come. also, gold medalist, gabrielle douglas is here live. and this is one powerful little lady here. and she's going to tell us why she almost gave up on gymnastics. >> i know. >> that was a good decision. >> just a few months before the olympics. >> unbelievable. also, the "gma" rock the holidays time. we have a special visitor this morning. straight from the north pole. >> i don't know. >> there he is. >> good morning, santa. >> sam, why are you wearing that slicker? >> well, i don't actually know why. but there's a -- our friends at the gazillion bubbles show, i guess, have been outside and inside this morning, to help us rock the holidays this morning.
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i am the only person, i guess, alive, who can tell us or show us what it's like to live in a snow globe. >> i want to show you first. >> okay. >> you lucky guy, sam. you're so lucky. >> yeah. >> i'll momentarily tell you what it's like to live in a snow globe, moments from now. yes, go ahead. it is really -- it's really cool. look at that. hey. that was awesome. you want to do it? >> what could go wrong? >> no, no, no. josh -- it was much better with ana. >> i'm sorry. i'm sorry. butter fingers. >> be careful, santa. it's a little bit slippery. we put santa in his own snow globe. elizabeth vargas with the
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lovely jessica biel. >> jessica and i promise we'll get in the snow globe next. >> we're game. >> that looks really cool. jessica biel is a very busy lady these days. she just married justin timberlake in a beautiful italian wedding in october. and she has not one but two big movies coming out. we're happy to have jessica talk to us about starring in "playing for keeps" alongside stars as gerard butler, catherine zeta-jon zeta-jones, uma thurman. what a cast. >> that was a great cast. and gabriele muccino, our director. i was excited to work with him, as well. it's amazing to work with your idols, that have become your peers. >> exactly. >> kind of an amazing experience. >> in this movie, you play the mother of a 9-year-old boy. and her ex-husband, gerard butler, has come into your life. and he's decided to try to coach your son's soccer team as a way
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to reconnect with the son the two of you share. and he shows up outside your house one night, for a midnight -- i love this, the drive-by. and he gets caught. and you have this conversation on the front lawn. let's look at the clip really quick. >> you ever think what might have made it and screwed it all up? >> yeah. i used to. all the time, i wondered. you were the most exciting thing that ever happened to me, george. one second, i'm a 23-year-old from virginia, backpacking around england. and the next, i'm falling in love with a soccer star and vacationing in the most incredible villas in tuscany. >> you do remember. >> you have real chemistry with gerard butler in this. did you feel that, too? >> that's the amazing thing
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about being an actor, that's what you're paid to do. >> sometimes it's there or it's not. we see all the times with pairings of actors and actresses where it's not there. >> i think what you need to do, if you're not friends with that person, you need to find something that you really admire or you really love. and you sort of create that bond with that one element, that you really connect to with that person. >> and what was it with gerard butler? >> i think probably, the dedication that we both felt to the film. we both loved gabrielli so much. we wanted to do something special and different and real. we wanted to do, i think, relate to these people and really understand, oh, yeah. i've had that experience. i know what that's like to have that kind of relationship with that person or whatever it may be. >> you play a mom in this movie. the first time you've ever played a mom. does it make you think about being a mom one day? >> yeah, sure. especially because the kid,
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noah, who played my son, is literally the coolest kid i ever met. >> the two of you would rock out to music between takes. >> rock out. he is so educated with rock 'n' roll music. he knows way more about it than i do. >> what did you listen to? >> everything. we had an xm station we listened to. i don't even remember. we would play air guitar. and we were just jam out and head-bang, really, in the car, between takes. so, he really made my job incredibly easy. >> you've been in the news a lot because you just got -- you're a newlywed. >> yes, i am. >> what is the best part of being married to justin timberlake right now? just being married. the best part? >> it's funny. it feels like nothing's changed and everything's changed. it's that intangible thing. you can't quite put your finger on it. i guess the idea of having sort of a partner in crime. and i guess the word husband is pretty amazing. >> still getting used to it? >> yes.
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and loving it. it's so fun to say, this is my husband. >> and your first christmas as a newlywed. what kind of christmas traditions -- i know you take the heads of barbie dolls and decorate your tree. >> i'm using the old ones i mutilated a time ago. they're all still in the box. my family has kept them these years. and it's a silly thing we do. i think we're pretty much going to do the same thing that we do every year. hang out with our family and be very mellow. >> jessica biel, "playing for keeps" and "hitchcock" both open on friday. congratulations on your wedding to justin. >> thank you very much. it's time, now, for the weather. and sam champion, who i think is no longer in the snow globe. >> i have abandoned life inside the snow globe, elizabeth, for live square. maybe a little misty drizzle. it's difficult to feel in the holiday spirit. but i know a group that can help us get there. this is the starbucks chorus,
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spreading cheer and helping the needy, all over the country. lifting their voices in a holiday classic, with a little caffeinated twist. how about we hear some tunes, you guys. ♪ sleigh bells ring are you list'nin ♪ ♪ in the lane snow is glist'nin ♪ ♪ a beautiful sight we're happy tonight ♪ ♪ walkin' in a winter wonderland ♪ >> it's a little drizzly. we'll see if the maps develop snow by the time we get to christmas. wouldn't that be great? let's get to the boards. our twitter and facebook pictures to show you. you show us what it's like all across america. a little shot of oregon, as today, we load up for another storm system to move in. this is heavy rain in the part of the country that made headlines for its past heavy rain. as soon as this system pulls away, there's a dry moment coming ahead for you. incredible temperatures today opinion near-records in houston,
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atlanta. raleigh, i think you'll get one today. all of that warm air stays in the east coast and the deep south, as we bring slightly cooler temperatures to the middle of the country, that was so warm yesterday. >> just don't go into starbucks and ask them to sing. this is a very special chorus that moves around the country. by the way, we collected 31,136 coats. you have been doing your job. make sure you jump into a burlington coat factory store and donate your coat. a lot coming up. why did gabrielle
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here you go little man. [ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios
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america fell in love with gabrielle douglas when she won two gold medals at this summer's olympics. now, she's opening up about her tough road to triumph in a new memoir. "grace, gold & glory." there it is right there. thanks for coming in this morning. >> thanks for having me. >> and thank you for bringing the big medals. the two, big gold medals.
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we're looking at that now. but i read in your book how close you came to not even going to the olympics. so, what happened? about seven months before, you just lost your fire? >> definitely. i was very homesick. my family came and visited me for christmas. and i wanted to go home with them because i hadn't been to home for so long. i wanted to quit and give up the sport, just so i could go home. at the time, it was very hard, very tough moving away from my family. christmas went around very fast. and i wanted to leave. >> what did you tell your mom? >> i wrote up a text message on my note. and i showed it to her. and she was just heartbroken. she could not believe it. >> you said you were going to work at chick-fil-a? >> yeah. i wanted to get interactive with the sports like track, dancing and work at a fast food restaurant. >> how did she convince you not to give up? >> we sat down and had a long
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conversation. she told me to keep fighting, keep pushing. i'd rather you come home as a fighter than a quitter. >> that is the story of your life. and you open up about it in the book. you fought against so much. you grew up, when you were a little baby, your family was homeless, living in a van, for a period of time. >> yeah. >> you also were a victim of bullying and even racism, in school. how did you fight back against that? >> it definitely made me stronger. and to this day, i mean, i have a forgiving heart. so, i forgive them. and i move on. and hope to, you know -- i wish them the best. and it definitely made me stronger and motivated me to achieve my dreams. >> and one of the most complicated relationships you had to deal with was the relationship with your father. hadn't seen him for so many years until he showed up at the olympics. that had to be difficult to deal with. >> it really was difficult since he wasn't really in the picture.
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and i mean, i'm a normal girl. i go through normal stuff. and it happens. >> all of the stuff that is happening now is so good, though. you're on a bit of a whirlwind right now. the last couple of months, you've gone to the white house, met president obama. i heard he gave you some souvenirs, as well. >> yes. he gave me a pen and presidential m&ms. >> you still have the m&ms? >> no. >> i guess they are pretty good. and we all watched you on "dancing with the stars." >> yes. >> the fierce five showing up to help shawn out. that must have been fantastic. >> it was a lot of fun. and we had so much fun performing on stage with shawn and derek. >> so, what is next? you're on the book tour right now. going to have a little break over christmas. but gymnastics, still in your blood, right? >> i'm hoping to attend 2016 and get back into the gym. get back in the swing of things. and just gain more. i want to go to more world
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championships. and i think it would be cool to attend two more olympic games. >> it would be cool for all of us. thank you for coming in today. the book is called "grace, gold & glory." it's in stores today. when we come back, a hol
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back, now, with a real favorite of ours, katherine jenkins. with us throughout the "dancing with the stars" run, hers, however, this morning, bringing a lot of holiday cheer to the show. remarkable voice. you're going to hear it in a
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moment. she sold 7 million albums worldwide. has a new album out for the holidays. it's called "this is christmas." in stores now. here to discuss it. you recorded this in june. >> i did. >> do you have to find your emotional center somewhere? >> i was recording in malta, in extreme heat. i had the booth, i had a big christmas tree and fairy lights. and i turned the air conditioning on full-blast, so it was cold. i got in the mood. >> we have begun. day one of the royal bundle watch, being welsh, i'm sure this touches you especially. what is it going to be like the next seven or eight months? >> really exciting. i know back in the u.k., everybody is just thrilled with the news. and it's nice that it's come at christmas. i'm very, very happy for them. it's lovely. >> indeed, it is. a gift for us all. as is a voice that's going to absolutely blow you away. will you perform?
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"hark the herald angels sing" for us. katherine jenkins. >> thank you. ♪ hark! the herald angels sing ♪ ♪ glory to the newborn king ♪ ♪ peace on earth and mercy mild god and sinners reconciled ♪ ♪ joyful all ye nations rise join the triumph of the skies ♪ ♪ with th'angelic host proclaim christ is born in bethlehem ♪ ♪ hark! the herald angels sing ♪ ♪ glory to
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the newborn king ♪ ♪ risen with healing in his wings ♪ ♪ mild he lays his glory by born that men no more may die ♪ ♪ born to raise each child of earth ♪ ♪ born to give them second birth ♪ ♪ born to raise each child of earth ♪ ♪ born to give them second birth ♪ ♪ hark!
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the herald angels sing ♪ ♪ glory to the newborn king ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you.
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and santa has set up his throne right out there in times square. our thanks to santa this morning. thanks for all right here. new album, "this is christmas," in stores right now. >> it is officially christmas. so much holiday fun here all month long in times square. we want your help. go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! and send us your own crazy christmas pictures. >> tomorrow on "gma," exercise secrets. >> there's an exercise secret. >> right here. >> thanks for watching. >> bye-bye.
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good morning i'm kristen sze. students are backnmj] in class this morning at white hill middle school in fairfax following a storm related closure. a culvert flooded four classrooms, library and offices. school officials say flooring and walls may need to be replaced. >> mostly dry today, some sprinkles. absolutely. live doppler 7 hd northern
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marin, sonoma and napa seeing scattered light rain now. this is where going to stay for the better part of today the rest of us get rain evening and overnight hours. north bay low to mid 60s upper 50s rain ends tomorrow afternoon. new accident golden gate bridge south of the south tower you can see the flashing lights not clear which direction slow northbound a few cars coming through in the southbound direction. >> join us for our midday news today announcer: it's "live with kelly and michael." today, academy award winning actress jane fonda. and olympic gold medalist gabrielle douglas. and the viewers share their favorite hot spots as we continue holidays in new york city week. plus, performing his big hit "the a team" ed sheeran. plus, performing his big hit "the a team" ed sheeran. all next on